Rapunzel by Lynn Roberts


Written by Lynn Roberts
Illustrated by David Roberts

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Set in the glamorous seventies, this lively retelling is bursting with colourful period detail as Rapunzel goes from being a tower-block prisoner to a free and groovy girl.

Lynn Roberts had added some funky seventies attitude to the traditional tale of the girl with the long hair and alongside David Roberts' fabulous illustrations this really does create a fantastic reimagining of this classic tale. Great to share with young story lovers this is also a humorous nod to the 1970's and each page is filled with fab, fun loving pictures that will be enjoyed both by the young and old. Simply awesome.

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Rapunzel by Lynn Roberts

Meet a truly funky, flares-clad fairy-tale heroine and a genuinely frightening villain in this hilarious re-working of a much-loved fairy tale. Poor Rapunzel can only dream about the world outside because her Aunt Edna keeps her locked up in their tower-block home. The lifts don't work and Aunt Edna is too lazy to take the stairs, so she uses Rapunzel's extraordinarily long hair to climb in and out of their tiny flat. Rapunzel's life is confined within orange and brown flower-printed walls, with only her beloved records for solace. But then one day, a handsome stranger climbs up her hair and a new adventure begins. Set in the glamorous seventies, this lively retelling is bursting with colourful period detail.

Other titles in the series:

Sleeping Beauty

Little Red


About the Author

Lynn Roberts has worked with children's literature for many years “ both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Cinderella was her first picture book, and she says, 'When someone bought it for the first time, I had a smile to myself. But I didn't let on....' She has worked with her brother David on three previous fairytales including 'Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairytale' shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud award. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and son.

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40 pages


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Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books

Publication date

11th August 2016




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